Presentation on theme: "Mission Statement To plan, strategize, construct and program robots. To compete with other college robotics teams. To raise interest and awareness."— Presentation transcript:
Mission Statement To plan, strategize, construct and program robots. To compete with other college robotics teams. To raise interest and awareness. To help recruit interested NOVA students. To help students study and pursue careers in the fields of engineering and computer science.
Community Statement To work within the robotics community by: Mentoring Volunteering Assisting established and fledging teams within Northern Virginia. To raise awareness of robotics: At NOVA. Within the Prince William County School system.
NOVA Robotics Team
VEX Robotics Design System The VEX Robotics Design System offers students a platform. for learning about areas rich with career opportunities spanning S.T.E.M. - Science - Technology - Engineering - Math
VEX Robotics Design System A VEX Robotics project Promotes: - Teamwork - Leadership - Problem solving among groups. It allows educators to easily customize projects to meet the level of students’ abilities.
VEX Robotics Design System The affordable VEX platform is expanding rapidly and is now found in: Middle schools High schools University labs around the globe.
2013-14 Robotics Competition
Toss Up VEX Toss Up is played on a 12’x12’ square field. Two alliances – one “red” and one “blue” Composed of one team each. Compete in matches consisting of a one minute autonomous period followed by one minute of driver-controlled play.
Playing the Game Each Robot begins a match on one of their Alliance Starting Tiles. There are areas that alliances can can Score Objects - Two (2) scoring Zones Two (2) Goals Alliances also earn points for having Robots of their own color Hanging from their Hanging Bar at the end of the Match. A Bonus is awarded to the Alliance that has the most total points at the end of the Autonomous Period.
Scoring Middle Zone Bucky Ball: 1 Point Large Ball: 1 Point Goal Zone Bucky Ball: 2 Points Large Ball: 2 Points Stashed Bucky Ball: 5 Points Large Ball: 10 Points
Analysis and Design
Upcoming Competition Competition/Scrimmage: @College of Southern Maryland on Friday, February 7 th 2014 Attendees CSM Purdue VT NOVA Teams 1 and 2. Competition/Scrimmage: @NOVA Woodbridge on March 14 th 2014 Scrimmage practice in preparation for the VEX Robotics World Competition held in Anaheim, California.
Community and Service Dulles Town Centre Science and Technology Exposition
Community and Service Annandale Partnership Training DayDaVinci Robot Demonstration
Community and Service City of Manassas Annual Neighborhood Conference Manassas NOVA Day
Community and Service Friday, August 2 nd 10AM-12PM: NOVA New Student Orientation Friday, August 16 th 10AM-12PM: NOVA New Student Orientation Saturday, October 12 th 10AM-1PM: Woodbridge Campus Open House Saturday, October 19 th 8AM-4PM: Middle School VEX Fun Day @Saunders MS Wednesday, October 23 rd 7:30AM-9AM: Gainsville Rotary Breaksfast Saturday, October 28 th 8AM-4PM: Middle School VEX Fun Day @Gainesville MS Tuesday, November 7 th, 11:00AM-12:00PM: Annandale Campus Open House Saturday, November 9 th, 8AM-4PM: FLL Regional @ Osbourn Park HS Saturday, November 16 th City of Manassas Neighborhood Conference Saturday, January 25 th 8AM-5PM: VEX MS Qualifier @ Beville MS Saturday, February 1 st 8AM-5PM: VEX MS Qualifier @ Marstellar MS Saturday, February 8 th 8Am-5PM: VEX MS Qualifier @ Benton MS Tuesday, February 25 th NOVA Engineering Week Event Saturday, March 1 st 8AM-6PM: VEX MS Roboticon @ Woodbridge HS Saturday, May 10 th 8AM-4PM: First Lego League Fun Day @ Osbourn Park HS
Thank you Sponsors NOVA Community College SySTEMic Solutions Micron Foundation AFCEA-Quantico Bill Willis Denyse Carroll
In Their Own Words “Why am I doing Robotics? Well, for the last few years, robotics has been a field that is becoming a more and more important field of study.”-AB
“The chaotic, fun, and creative atmosphere was just right for me. I fell in love with what I was doing and I was good at it.”-KB
“Robotics involves a combination of math and computer science, and the concepts and applications of both.”-OM
“There’s something compelling in thrusting oneself in such an alien field, something that’s only increased when on a team where everyone has accountability.”- TD
“ When I first met the team in February of 2013, between the throes of finding inspiration and life doing its thing, I was given a great opportunity to learn something fantastic with the Robotics team.” -JS
“The fun part is seeing one’s creation come to life.” -MA
“I enjoy the fact that everyone has individual skills to contribute to the process of building a robot an their skills and knowledge can help to further our goal.” -TY
“Now it’s going on four years and I still love it. I even made it my major in college. STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and robotics has helped find out what I want to do with my life”-AB
“I work with a team that strives towards a similar goal, to increase our understanding of the more technical side of building things.”-AK
“Many schools and universities only teach the theoretical aspects of engineering. By doing robotics, this allows me to develop practical skills, and put the theories I have learned into practice”-NR
“Overall the unforgettable experiences I had, the friends I made, and the skills I learned are the main reasons ‘why I do Robotics.’”-MR
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